15 Major Post-Cold War Uprisings

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In the 20 years since the end of the Cold War, the world has seen a host of uprisings, coup d'états, and other challenges to governments from Indonesia, to Venezuela, to Egypt.

A look at 15 examples of these uprisings — by no means an all-inclusive list — reveals interesting parallels and shows how challenges to national governments have become more common with the end of the super power standoff that defined the Cold War.

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